University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Applied Economics

Brian Buhr

Brian Buhr Professor
Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)

Phone: 612-624-1234
Fax: 612-625-1260

Office of the Dean
277 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Avenue
St Paul, MN 55108-6074 

Appointed to Head July 2008.

Appointed E. Fred Koller Chair in Management Information Systems

PhD Iowa State University 1992

Professor Buhr works in the areas of commodity marketing with an emphasis in livestock markets. He has worked extensively with commodity marketing groups on risk management, value added marketing and the economic impacts of policy and technology.

Current research includes analysis of the economic value of traceability in agribusiness and the incentive mechanisms that can improve product quality and conduct of market participants. Professor Buhr is also conducting policy research on issues of animal welfare, the impacts of biofuels on the livestock and meat industry and the economic impacts of animal diseases in livestock. Recent publications have appeared in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Agricultural Finance, Review of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Food Distribution Research.

Professor Buhr teaches three courses: Commodity Marketing, Futures and Options Marketing and an Agribusiness Study Tour Course.



Areas of Expertise

Food Marketing

Futures & Options Marketing

Market Structure & Industrial Organization

Meat, Livestock & Dairy Marketing

Supply Chains